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Enumerator (Prince Edward Island)

Sector: Information Technology 

Language Designation: English Essential 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ 

Salary Range: $36933.01 to $46166.26

Position Status: Casual 

We’re not your typical government agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.
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At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

About the role
Bring your research and data collection skills to this part-time casual enumerator position for the Prince Edward Island (PEI) and surrounding area. 
We are looking for candidates with research, data collection, oral and written communication skills for our monthly Starts and Completions Survey (SCS) and Market Absorption Survey (MAS).


Hours of work:  35 - 40 hours per month, approximately 5 - 6 days of work per month.


As an enumerator, you will visit clients and partners of CMHC to collect data on a monthly basis related to housing starts, demolitions, conversions, completions, and new home sales and prices within your assigned geographic territory.


This casual, part-time position is an exceptional opportunity for an organized and detail-oriented person to achieve his/her professional goals, while creating a sustainable organization that is at the heart of a world leading housing system. Our diverse opportunities and locations across the country enable you to advance and grow your skills, knowledge and career to match your evolving interests and experience.


What you will be doing

  • Working with the Surveys team to ensure the ongoing achievement of the Data sector's goals for collecting quality survey data within tight deadlines.
  • Collecting new residential construction data in a timely and accurate manner, in accordance with CMHC standards, within your assigned geographic territory.
  • Visiting construction sites and sales offices and contacting developers, builders and municipalities in order to gather required information.
  • Building and maintaining professional rapport in all your interactions.
  • Organizing your work to optimize travel and ensure efficient data collection within tight deadlines.


What you will need 

  • A commitment to demonstrating CMHC values.
  • High school diploma.
  • Relevant experience in field data collection or survey-based research is an asset.
  • Experience in the real estate and/or construction industry is an asset.
  • General knowledge of survey procedures and data quality techniques.
  • Bilingualism is an asset.
  • Strong written, oral and telephone communication, interpersonal and networking skills.
  • High degree of accuracy and propensity for detail, and ability to follow highly detailed instructions.
  • Strong organizational skills, particularly the ability to organize and accurately record a high volume of data efficiently.
  • High level of independence, flexibility and proactive attitude.
  • Very good knowledge of assigned geographic territory, and ability to plan routes and read and follow maps.
  • Knowledge of email applications, Skype, ability to perform internet searches, and work with spreadsheets (Excel).


Additional requirements and information

  • Ability to manage flexible work hours, including some weekends.
  • Valid driver’s licence, access to a reliable vehicle and insurance for $1,000,000 public liability and property damage, as this position requires some travel (mostly site visits). 
  • Access to a computer and the internet at home and cell phone for while on the road.
  • Eligibility for security clearance.
  • Training will be provided.
  • Kilometre rates will be paid for travel in your assigned territory.


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Job Requisition ID: 4445  

Primary Location: CharlottetownNova Scotia  

Other Location(s): Prince Edward Island 

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Frequent 


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities
*If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

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